New Delhi. Param Pujya Sarsanghchalak of RSS, Dr. Mohan Rao Bhagwat will inaugurate World Hindu Congress 2014 in New Delhi on cming November 21st. Aproximately 1,500 delegates — with nearly half of them from 40 countries — will descend on the National Capital for the three-day World Hindu Congress (WHC), that will among others work out the “strategic positioning” of the Hindu society on the world stage.
Organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), the WHC will seek to present the modern face of Hindus and work out ways to increase Bharat’s contribution to the world GDP besides hold extensive deliberations on education, media, politics, economy and other subjects.
Param Pujya Sarsanghchalak of RSS, Dr. Mohan Rao Bhagwat will inaugurate the WHC and Sarkaryavah Shri Suresh Joshi ‘Bhaiyaji’, Sahsarkaryavah Datta ji Hosabale and Krishna Gopalji will address the various sessions. Nobel Laureate Dalai Lama and Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Irani, Nirmala Sitharaman, economist Bibek Debroy, former ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair and CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi will also attend and address the gathering.
VHP’s World Hindu Congress has a specific purpose. Globally and nationally, for Hindu wellbeing such as Hindu issues related to social, economic, educational and Human Rights matters of Hindus. Aimed at Hindu rise and resurgence, “the WHC’s thrust will be on giving a distinct global identity to the majority community”. “The main idea behind the WHC 2014 is to provide a global platform for Hindu society to deliberate and formulate solutions to the myriad challenges being faced by Hindus worldwide and to devise workable and tangible solutions that can be implemented,” say VHP leaders. Over 200 speakers including several Union Ministers, educationists, economists, IITians, bankers and other professionals will participate in the about 45 interactive sessions at the Ashoka hotel over the three days.
The session, ‘Role of women in Hindu resurgence’, will see addresses from Union Ministers Irani and Seetharaman, besides environmental activist Vandana Shiva, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi and women activist Madhu Kishwar. The HRD Minister will speak on ‘Encouraging leadership among Hindu women’ while the Commerce Minister will articulate herself on ‘Women in politics: Bharat & World.’
The session devoted to the Education with the theme ‘Creating & Networking Educational Resources for Civilisational Re-emergence’ will be addressed by Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Delhi Vijay Bhatkar, Smriti Irani, Kapil Kapoor, Girishwar Mishra V-C MG International Hindi University, Wardha and other scholars.
With Bharatiya economy being a special focus area, speakers like Dalai Lama, Mohanji Bhagwat, Nitin Gadkari, Seetharaman, Gautam Sen of London School of Economics & Politics, Chairman London Chamber of Commerce & Industry Subhash Thakrar besides Debroy among others will articulate their views.
Through World Hindu Congress VHP hopes to thwart the misconceptions in the minds of some intellectuals about Hindu Dharma and project the true positivity of Hindu thoughts to the world.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) was founded in 1964. This year VHP is celebrating its Golden Jubilee. Past 50 years, much has happened. To care for Hindus globally and nationally the VHP has spread with great networks and people. Now globally Hindus are a formidable strength contributing in the economy, education, industry, social development of the country where they work and live.
Despite Hindu Human Rights violations in many countries like in Malaysia, Indonesia, Middle East, Pakistan, Bangla Desh, Sri Lanka etc, Hindus are known for their commitment, genius and integrity. VHP has been their rallying force since the past 50 years.
Hindus have always been on the forefront of technological revolutions while guarding their religious identity and rich cultural heritage. VHP looks forward to a grand blend of the culture and today’s aspirations of Hindus through such conferences. VHP is planning to extend the exchange of ideas beyond World Hindu Congress to the smaller group’s discussions time to time. These groups will have representation from all walks of life from the world and Bharat.
VHP’s World Hindu Congress is one of the steps after the Mumbai meeting at Chinmay Aashram on Janmashtami 2014. To carry out VHP’s Vision 2025 with the support of RSS, sadhus ,saints and experts in many fields of life globally and nationally. VHP has organised around 600 Hindu sammelans all over Bharat this year.
There will be many more social service activities such as blood donation, eye donation apart from the already existing vast social service network of VHP such as schools, hostels, women’s self help programmes, Hindu Help Line etc. VHP is looking forward to fulfill Hindu aspirations with a new zeal and vision.